Danger level 9
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's

XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan

XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan is a misleading online browser scanner which will attempt to trick you into thinking that numerous computer threats have been detected in your operating Windows system. This is supposed to push you into downloading PC Speed Maximizer – a useless system optimization tool. Even though this tool may seem useful and beneficial at first, soon enough you will realize that to activate it you need to purchase its licensed version. Therefore, the deceitful online scanner can be treated as adware. Needless to say, we recommend that you do not click on any suspicious advertisements to prevent the installation of useless or even malicious tools. Please continue reading to learn more about XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan removal.

The suspicious scanner is initiated through pcspeedplus.com/scan. Here you are greeted with a fake, misleading alert warning you about supposedly detected security issues:

Message from webpage
Critical Security Warning!
Your PC was infected with self-replicating virus after Spyware attack.
XP Micro Antivirus will perform a few scan of your PC to find all System Threats.

If you click OK on the appeared alert, you are routed to another page mimicking the interface of Windows My Computer. Have no doubts that this fake online scanner cannot find any lurking threats, which means that there are no viruses found within Shared Documents, Hard Drive (C:) or My Documents. You should also ignore the Your Computer is Infected notification which recommends you to click the presented Start Protection button. Do not click this button or anywhere on the presented interface and exit the browser altogether. Otherwise, you will be asked to install PC Speed Maximizer.

A link to the misleading online scanner may hide within social engineering scams, spam email attachments and various other security vulnerabilities, all of which could be fixed if your operating Windows system was protected by authentic spyware detection and removal software. If you have already installed the undesirable program, you can follow the manual removal instructions provided below. Otherwise, we recommend that you do not click on any flashing ads, especially if they regard your Windows security. Leave your system’s protection to reliable tools, not misleading adware.

How to remove PC Speed Maximizer?

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and Remove the undesirable application.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start menu icon located on the left of the Task Bar.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the undesirable application and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and select All apps.
  2. Open Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.
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